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The benefits of red watermelon

The star fruit of the summer quenches thirst during the hot season and delights the taste buds, but also has many other benefits for health and beauty.

The watermelon is primarily a natural source of nutritional benefits, containing many vitamins and minerals. Studies have shown that the low content of fat and cholesterol and high levels of antioxidants, turn this fruit is an important aid in fighting free radicals, protecting blood vessels and preventing the thickening of the arterial walls.

This fruit contains citrulline, an amino acid that relaxes and dilates blood vessels, reducing oxidative stress that causes numerous inflammatory processes in the body.

The same antioxidants have an important role in the fight to prevent various cancers, including the breast, prostate, cervical or lung cancer. A 2009 study showed that women who eat watermelon frequently present a lower risk of contracting breast cancer because of its composition rich in antioxidants and compounds that destroy cancer cells.

The watermelon can be used in the treatment of various infections in the body or prevent the formation of kidney stones.

This fruit also presents numerous benefits for beauty because it’s a source of nutrients for the skin. Many treatments and masks based on watermelon are designed to moisturize dry skin, exfoliate the skin and stimulate collagen production.